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Great Southern records seven new COVID-19 cases as WA records third Omicron death

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Seven new local COVID-19 cases were reported in the Great Southern on Monday as the WA recorded its third Omicron-related death.

As of Monday afternoon, there were 29 active cases of COVID in the Great Southern after the region recorded four new local cases on Sunday and eight on Saturday.

WA Health confirmed there were 2365 new cases across WA to 8pm on Sunday, while a woman in her 40s had died after testing positive to COVID.

There were 36 people in hospital with the virus, although none were receiving treatment in ICU.

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“Sadly, WA Health can confirm one person — a female in her 40s with other underlying health conditions — who tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away,” a WA Health statement said.

The woman was the third West Australian to die with COVID this year, after a man in his 70s died at Joondalup Hospital in early February and a woman in her 80s died on Thursday.

Premier Mark McGowan on Thursday said that he understood the woman in her 80s lived in the Great Southern.

GREAT SOUTHERN EXPOSURE SITES:

LOCATION: Denmark Bakery, Shop 9, Fig Tree Square, 27 Strickland Street, Denmark

TIME: Sunday, February 27, 8.45am to 9.45am

ADIVCE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Bartholomews Meadery, 2620 South Coast Highway, William Bay

TIME: Friday, February 25, 12.30pm to 1pm

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Ducketts Mill Wines and Denmark Farmhouse Cheese, 1678 Scotsdale Road, Scotsdale

TIME: Friday, February 25, 12pm to 12.30pm

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Kojonup Country Kitchen, 88 Albany Highway, Kojonup

TIME: Thursday, February 24, 2pm to 2.30pm

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Grocery Store Cafe, 41 Lowood Road, Mt Barker

TIME: Thursday, February 24, 8am to 9am

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Dome Cafe, 70 Albany Highway, Albany

TIME: Wednesday, February 23, 9am to 9.45am

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Cheynes Beach Caravan Park takeaway, 12 Bald Island Road, Cheynes

TIME: Tuesday, February 22, 12pm to 12.30pm

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Ravens Coffee, 7 South Coast Highway, Denmark

TIME: Tuesday, February 22, 8.30am to 4.30pm

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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LOCATION: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (basketball courts), 52/70 Barker Road, Albany

TIMES: Monday, February 21, 6.30pm to 8pm; Tuesday, February 22, 12pm to 3.30pm and 5.30pm to 7pm; Wednesday, February 23, 12pm to 330pm

ADVICE: Monitor for symptoms unless directly advised otherwise by the Department of Health. If symptoms develop, get tested and isolate.

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